Author and Illustrator Michelle Izmaylov

 

 

About the Author

Dr. Michelle Izmaylov is a physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is an author of four novels and more recently a writer of creative nonfiction which explores narrative medicine. She received first place in the 2016 national Gold-Hope Tang, MD Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest for her essay “Your Soul is Not Concrete.” Her medical essays have been published widely in journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and Journal of General Internal Medicine.

 

 

Ricochet

Author: Michelle Izmaylov

Print ISBN:      9781939865526

E-Book ISBN:  9781939865533

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Release Date 06/15/2013


Description:

Konstantin opens his door to the frantic calls for help by a young man carrying his bleeding and badly beaten granddaughter, Sophia. The old man’s long-suppressed hatred of Germans boils to the surface. Soldiers of the Third Reich murdered Sophia’s father during World War II, leaving an unresolved wound in his heart. Seeing Sophia, his only reason for living, crumpled in the arms of a German man triggers a seething demand for vengeance long denied.

Sophia’s grandfather draws on his wealth of military knowledge to target the boy whose only crime is his blood heritage. Seen uniquely though the eyes of the irrational man, we experience the violence of a vigilante blinded by hatred. Can he find peace? Will revenge destroy the innocent, including the granddaughter he so loves?

 


SOuLD

Authors: Nike & Michelle Izmaylov

Hardback ISBN: 9781629898674

Paperback ISBN: 9781629898681

eBook ISBN: 9781629898698

Genre: Magical Realism

Release Date 02/05/2018

Description:

Two weeks before graduation, a high school class gathers to celebrate a far more momentous occasion: one of their very own, Grace Tod, has donated her soul. Most applaud her sacrifice; after all, a finite number of souls exist in their world, and without a soul donation no new children can be born. But Leah knows “soul donation” is just sugar-coating suicide, and Tally is terrified her best friend Hannah may decide to make a donation next. Concern also grows in pockets among the adult world. Dr. Lira, a physician who runs one of the soul recycling clinics, risks his life and career to try talking his patients out of soul donation—until he’s caught for nearly deterring a patient from making a donation. The recycling clinics have quotas to meet, after all. 

In this interwoven story told from many voices and perspectives, each person must confront the societal laws that decide humanity’s fate. Some choose to stand up to the authorities against their own family and friends. Others say this is just the way of the world. And still others hide themselves away in distractions or cloak their discomfort in caring for those around them. Yet all ultimately arrive at the same final door.

 
 
 
 

Illustrations


 

         

Dart and the Squirrels by Nicole Izmaylov   Squazles by G. R. Holton

 

Galaxy Watch

The Galacteran Legacy

Author: Michelle Izmaylov

Gilt Entertainment Corp

Print ISBN:      9781938243837

E-Book ISBN:  9781938243844

Genre: Science Fiction/Suspense

Release Date 7/1/2012


Description:

It's the near future hell of global warming and the world is burning up. Nicole Sky can't take it anymore. The water rationing, the stifling heat, her frazzled parents arguing in the other room . . . . It's all too much for her, and she runs outside to escape her misery. It's no better outside. Smoke from uncontrollable fires billows in the air. Sirens wail in the distance. Lawns are dead from lack of water. Nicole finds a tree to take shelter from the blazing sun when a strange, nearly featherless bird scratches on the ground nearby, revealing a gold pocket watch buried under some scattered twigs. Nicole soon discovers that it's no ordinary watch. The watch face has odd symbols on it and sixteen blue buttons instead of a clock face and hands. Fired with curiosity, Nicole presses one of the strange buttons and a blue light engulfs her. Before she knows it, she's no longer on Earth but instead on a strange world of twin suns and mist-like alien flowers. Nicole is scared and disoriented, but it's cool, and it's such a relief to her, to be freed from the oppressive heat of Earth! She's curious, so she begins to explore. And when Nicole encounters a magnificent flaming bird a phoenix she knows that there is quite an adventure ahead of her. Soon she meets Lily, a sweet-natured, purple-furred alien, who reveals their whereabouts as Lunara, a planet far from Earth. Together, they set out for adventure but are soon caught in a terrifying storm. A flash of lightning guides them safely to a small cottage called The Various Doohickey Place. The establishment's shopkeeper Madam Banda has dark secrets of her own. Venturing off on their journey once again, Nicole and Lily are beset by the Omenra, an evil race of aliens bent on galactic conquest. Led by General Malkior Taggerath, the Omenra send an assassin on Nicole's trail. She and Lily are saved from certain death by shadowy Diu of the Airioth rebel faction. Diu soon reveals that it was he who left the gold watch, a teleporter called the Galactera, back on Earth. But even more, he informs Nicole that Earth is in grave danger in just one month, the Terranova, an Omenra-engineered weapon of mass destruction, will destroy her home world. After learning of the war between the Omenra Empire and the Airioth rebellion force that is tearing the galaxy apart, Nicole and her newfound allies set out on a quest to collect four enchanted artifacts mystical crystals with the power to destroy the Terranova in which dwell the enchantments of water, air, fire, and earth. Now, chosen by fate, guided by destiny, and driven by a prophecy in which she does not believe, Nicole must embark upon a perilous journey, ally with a dangerous force, and unravel the secrets of the Galactera to find a way back home. Because Earth has a deadline.
 

 

 

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